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June/July 2024

Evansville Business

Work in Progress: An Update on Area Developments

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. In May, the region was shown design concepts that dramatically alter 50 miles of Ohio River shoreline, bringing enhancements to Downtown Evansville as well as Newburgh and Mount Vernon, Indiana. Progress

Experience It Yourself

As I told my staff upon returning from a recent visit to Pat Coslett’s Simplicity Furniture, “You won’t believe it until you experience it yourself.” When owner Pat Coslett says “it’s not about the furniture,” he isn’t kidding. In its

Challenging the Narrative

Evansville was profiled — in a highly unflattering way — in a 2022 Washington Post article about former segregationist George Wallace’s 1972 run for president. The piece linked Wallace’s inflamed rhetoric to President Donald Trump’s brand of conservatism. Post writer

Electrifying Anniversary

In 1882, a dedicated power station was built, bringing light to Wall Street and the New York Times newspaper. Nine years later, an announcement was sent out by Henry Miller, a Missouri lineman and union organizer: The time was ripe for

Holiday Housing

In summer 2023, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Park opened onsite housing for 136 seasonal employees. “As we continue to grow, our employee needs grow as well,” explains President and CEO Matt Eckert. “The housing facility has really helped us

In the News

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS Erica Schmidt is the new executive director of the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville. Schmidt most recently was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Evansville where she taught various

Post House Pivot

The Post House in Downtown Evansville was intended to feature several elements of urban residential life under one roof — but circumstances necessitated a pivot. Opened in 2020 by Indianapolis-based property management company Barrett and Stokely, Post House modified Evansville’s

Community Partners

Decades of Dedication

When WNIN was forced off the air in 1972, community efforts quickly fueled the Southwest Indiana public television’s station revival. Chief among those was a spring auction that has developed into an annual fundraising staple since 1974. Two names have

Building Evansville

Work in Progress: Ohio Riverfront

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the Ohio Riverfront. Read about more projects in the June/July 2024 Evansville Business feature story. The Riverfront Full implementation could take many years,

Work In Progress: Warrick Sports Complex

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for a sports complex proposed in Warrick County. Read about more projects in the June/July 2024 Evansville Business feature story. Warrick County sports complex

Work in Progress: University of Evansville

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Lincoln Commons, a new residence hall for University of Evansville students, as well as Freeland Clubhouse. Read about more projects in the June/July

Work in Progress: I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for a new Interstate 69 bridge crossing the Ohio River and linking Indiana with Kentucky. Read about more projects in the June/July 2024 Evansville

Work In Progress: On the EDGE of Change

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for EDGE of the Lakes, a multi-use property on the outskirts of Boonville, Indiana, featuring lodging, residences, an entertainment center, and more. Read about

Work in Progress: The Vault

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the The Vault, a mixed-use development on the former site of the Old National Bank tower in Downtown Evansville. Read about more projects

Something Big

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s oldest building will be upgraded this summer, but the public won’t notice those changes much except for one 5,000-pound feature — a new Indian rhinoceros. Zoo-goers can see the attraction’s newest horned resident in

Back Talk

Philip Smith

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Radio/TV Broadcasting, the University of Southern Indiana RESUME: 21st Century Community Learning Centers site coordinator, Evans Middle School; student support advisor, Academy for Innovative Studies High School, Diamond Avenue; patrol officer, special projects coordinator, assistant

Business Front

‘More Than the Robot’

Robots may look like fun, but for New Tech Institute High School students, they facilitate leadership, responsibility, and community engagement. Since 2018, around 70 students have participated in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Club

Career Path

Steely Stein

Editor's Note: This is an extended version of the article published in the June/July 2024 issue of Evansville Business. Rick Stein seemingly bleeds University of Southern Indiana red, white, and blue. At least that’s the impression of those around him.